News archive from 20 January 2011

Andrew Lansley draws up prescription for the NHS

Andrew Lansley draws up prescription for the NHS

Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, says the restructuring of the NHS in England foreshadowed in the bill is needed because it is not performing well enough at the moment. The Department of Health (DH) said today that while at its best the NHS is...

Guardian, 22:04 in Health
 
Lib Dem influence waxes and wanes

Lib Dem influence waxes and wanes

During the rebellion by Tory MPs on the European Union bill last week, Lib Dem ministers sat eating a canteen supper while they waited for the vote. If this rebellion didn't remind Tory ministers why they should be glad to be in coalition with the Lib...

Guardian, 22:05 in Politics
 

West Ham's Olympic Stadium bid is only honest one, says Tessa Jowell

Senior figures involved in bringing the Olympic Games to London have claimed that handing the stadium to Tottenham Hotspur, who plan to knock it down and build a dedicated football ground in its place, would amount to a betrayal of the promises that...

Guardian, 22:05 in Politics
 

Mrs Cameron's Diary

God knows whose idea it was for Dave to meet real people but I counted and last week some real people in the Newcastle Greggs actually got three hours more PM Direct time than I did, and I don't think anyone even noticed except for Mummy and me. And...

Guardian, 22:06 in Politics
 

Poetry for the Commons man

The most exciting thing that happened in the Commons was that Meryl Streep came to prime minister's questions. She was, presumably, doing research for her next role, as Margaret Thatcher. If she thought Ricky Gervais was rude, she hasn't seen this...

Guardian, 22:06 in Politics
 
Leeds United 1-3 Arsenal | FA Cup third-round replay match report

Leeds United 1-3 Arsenal | FA Cup third-round replay match report

Arsenal will feel a satisfaction over winning this demanding FA Cup third-round replay that goes beyond the significance of even the tie itself. They were never behind, but an admirable Leeds United were not quelled until the substitute Robin van...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
Jonjo O'Neill looks forward to Don't Push It's Grand National return

Jonjo O'Neill looks forward to Don't Push It's Grand National return

Convention dictates that the trainer of the Grand National winner is supposed to talk about how success in the world's most famous jumps race has changed things. New owners, more horses, financial stability. A kitchen extension. Maybe just a new car....

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
Hesitant England pass wicketkeeping buck back to Matt Prior

Hesitant England pass wicketkeeping buck back to Matt Prior

England's tour of Australia has been marked by the professionalism of its planning, its almost forensic attention to fine detail. The management have been meticulous in their preparation and decisive to the very edge of ruthlessness in their...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Swiss banker Elmer re-arrested over Wikileaks charges

Swiss banker Elmer re-arrested over Wikileaks charges

Swiss police have re-arrested a former banker on fresh charges of breaching bank secrecy laws by passing data to whistleblowers' website WikiLeaks. Only hours earlier Rudolf Elmer was found guilty by a Zurich court of breaching another bank secrecy...

BBC, 22:07 in Business
 
Samit Patel threw away England World Cup place, says Andy Flower

Samit Patel threw away England World Cup place, says Andy Flower

Samit Patel has thrown away an England World Cup place because he has been unwilling to work on his fitness, it was revealed today. England's coach, Andy Flower, said: "It is very frustrating but only the individual is responsible for that. Samit...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 

Mourning television: Mark Lawson

Actors discussing their new movies are a frequent item on breakfast TV, but the main UK rivals for the sleepy-eyed audience will both have suffered discomfort at the prospect of covering the latest Harrison Ford movie, released here on Friday. Morning...

 
Dunfermline museum plan receives £6.8m lottery boost

Dunfermline museum plan receives £6.8m lottery boost

Fife Council's manager for libraries, arts and museums, Dorothy Browse, said the £6.8 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund would create a "prestigious museum facility." The money is more than half of the £10.7 million needed for...

 

Seagate sales, profit fall; shares decline

Sales fell 10 percent to $2.7 billion. Excluding some items such as restructuring costs, it reported earnings of 33 cents per share, matching Wall Street's average estimate. Seagate's shares fell 3.7 percent in after-hours trading, after falling 3...

 
Aviva Europe boss quits in culture clash

Aviva Europe boss quits in culture clash

The insurer says Italian Andrea Moneta is leaving at the end of next month 'by mutual consent'. He is likely to walk away with more than £2m in cash and shares. Moneta is thought to have rubbed fellow directors up the wrong way and failed to inspire...

 
THE CITY INTERVIEW: Gladly taking the heat for higher profits

THE CITY INTERVIEW: Gladly taking the heat for higher profits

Bentley sighs, used to having to counter accusations of profiteering. Wholesale prices have gone up by 50 per cent since April but had fallen for more than a year prior to that. 'We're going to have record results anyway, because it has been the...

 


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